Archive for August, 2012


DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH, EARLY DEVELOPMENT, HEALTH ECONOMICS AND OUTCOMES RESEARCH, U.S. MEDICAL,Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation Recognizing an increasing need for outcomes information, resources, and expertise, the Health Economics & Outcomes Research (HE&OR) group was formed at Novartis with the vision to be the best-in-class in the development of outcomes evidence that demonstrates value, and optimizes patient […]

Consumer Reports magazine Faulty Analysis of Supplements

“If I could get a message to every Consumer Reports reader, it would be this… Don’t do anything drastic.  But there’s a good chance many readers ARE doing something drastic.  I expect some of them are tossing out their supplements. And I’m sure some are telling friends, “You don’t need supplements. I read it in […]

Dangers with Fructose Consumption

“Fructose will reverse some of the positive benefits of chocolate. For example, fructose breaks down into a variety of waste products that are bad for your body, one of which is uric acid. Uric acid drives up your blood pressure by inhibiting the production of nitric oxide in your blood vessels, which helps your vessels […]

Checklist of Treatments for Alzheimer’s Disease Part 3 of 3

ginkgo biloba

Alzheimer’s patients need antioxidants to combat the oxidative stress that is destroying neurons in their brains. Of the many choices for antioxidants, I treated my mother with ginko biloba, selenium, and grape seed extract. Were she alive today, I would probably add acai and plant sterols to that list.

The importance of the high sensitivity C-Reactive Protein (hs-CRP) test

Check out this article that appears on Alex Rinehart’s website concerning the hs-CRP test. My advice to consumers is do NOT let your primary care doctor confine your  annual bloodwork to a minimal Complete Blood Count (CBC) and Lipid Panel.  The CRP test should be added to check for risk of heart attacks, homocysteine […]

How Doctors Die…Not Like The Rest of Us

For all those who rely on mainstream medical advice always looking for a quick fix or a “professional opinion”, this one’s for you.    It should make you go “hmmm”. Ken Murray, MD, is Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at USC. Years ago, Charlie, a highly respected orthopedist and a mentor of mine, found […]